There’s a lot of great loot to find in Destiny 2 and its latest expansion, Forsaken. Among all the guns and armor you can find in your travels, those classified as “Exotic” are by far the coolest, most powerful, and most interesting. Almost all of them have interesting perks and gimmicks that can make them extremely useful.
Coming by exotic weapons and armor can be tough, though. Many of the items are locked behind difficult quests and those that aren’t usually come as extremely rare drops in the open world. There is one way to reliably get new exotics each week: Visiting Xur, a special character who hides on the worlds of Destiny 2 and only shows up at specific times.
Xur is a special vendor who sells exotic weapons and armor. Each week, he comes to the solar system with a slate of goods, including an exotic weapon and one piece of exotic armor for each character class. Lately, he’s also been carrying Fated Engrams, which guarantee players an exotic drop they don’t already have, from the collection of exotics from before the release of Forsaken.
The trouble with Xur is finding him. We always know when Xur will show up — at the daily reset on Friday, so 9 a.m. Pacific, 12 p.m. Eastern. The question is where Xur is. While previously in Destiny 2, Xur’s location was marked on the map each weekend, he’s now unmarked and thus tougher to find each weekend. Here’s where you need to go to track down Xur, the Agent of the Nine, and everything you need to know about what he’s offering this week.
Xur is located in the Tower on the Traveler this week. As always, simply travel to the Tower and head to the northern end of the hangar atop the staircase.
Here’s the exact location of that ship.
And here’s what he has for wares.
Merciless – 29 Legendary Shards
The Merciless is a powerful fusion rifle (650 power) with an extended magazine. It has the “Impetus” ability which bumps weapon damage temporarily after reloading following a kill. Non-lethal shots quicken its charge time with projectile bullets, and its fitted stock decreases recoil and increases stability.
Doom Fang Pauldron – 23 Legendary Shards
For Titans, the Doom Fang Pauldrons are gauntlet armor with increased resilience, increased health recovery, and a buff that increases the likelihood of special ammo dropping after kills. With the Horns of Doom perk, Void melee kills fill super energy, and with Sentinel Shield activated, melee kills fill your Shield Throw power.
Crown of Tempests – 23 Legendary Shards
A Warlock helmet, the Crown of Tempests has 650 power, increased mobility and health recovery, and increases target accuracy and speed for Auto and Travce Rifles. It also includes a perk that increases the likelihood of special ammo drops. With the Conduction Tines ability, Arc ability kills speed up recharging and increase Stormtrance time.
Young Ahamkara’s Spine – 23 Legendary Shards
Hunter gauntlets, Young Ahamkara’s Spine increases mobility and resilience, grenade damage reduces melee cooldown, and kills include a higher likelihood for special ammo drops. Its Wish-Dragon Teeth ability increases the blast radius and duration of Tripmine grenades, and ability damage refills Tripmine energy.
Isochronal Engram — 97 Legendary Shards
You can only buy one of these Engrams per week, per account, but if you’re filling out your exotic collection, it’s worth it. The Isochronal Engram automatically gives you something you’re missing from the Destiny 2 Year 1 exotic set, which means everything from before Forsaken.